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Synonyms for lack
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lack, deficiency, want(verb)

    the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable

    "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"

    Synonyms:
    neediness, need, deprivation, wishing, wish, want, privation, deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency

  2. miss, lack(verb)

    be without

    "This soup lacks salt"; "There is something missing in my jewelry box!"

    Synonyms:
    drop, omit, lose, neglect, leave out, overleap, pretermit, miss, overlook, escape

Wiktionary

  1. lack(noun)

    Antonyms:
    surplus, glut

  2. lack(noun)

    To be without, to need, to require.

    My life lacks excitement.

    Antonyms:
    surplus, glut

  3. lack(noun)

    To be short (of or for something).

    He'll never lack for company while he's got all that money.

    Antonyms:
    surplus, glut

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lack(n)

    Synonyms:
    failure, scarcity, deficiency, want, need, demand, insufficiency

    Antonyms:
    fulness, abundance, sufficiency, satisfaction, supply, competence

  2. lack(v)

    Synonyms:
    want, require, need, be destitute of

    Antonyms:
    supply, have abundance of

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lack(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    want, need, be in want of, be in need of, be destitute of, be without

  2. lack(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be in want

  3. lack(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be wanting

  4. lack(n.)

    Synonyms:
    need, deficiency, destitution, want, scantiness, insufficiency, scarcity, dearth, default, defectiveness, shortness, shortcoming, DEFICIT

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lack(n)

    Synonyms:
    want, need, deficiency, dearth, paucity, scarcity, drought, default, deficit, insufficiency, inadequacy, shortness

  2. lack(v)

    Synonyms:
    need, want, be in need of, require, sedulous

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How to use lack in a sentence?

  1. Kan Yuenyong:

    We lack civilian specialists so when there is a crisis in this country, we turn to the army.

  2. Daniel Smilov:

    Bulgaria has a very bad reputation and everybody expects some real actions, this (parliamentary vote) is a very negative signal, indicating the lack of political will to tackle corruption.

  3. Andrew Shirley:

    The big difference to mainstream investment options is the lack of liquidity. You can't sell your car next door, it will take a lot of research and a long time to find someone to sell your car to for the right price. There are also slight fluctuations in trends, so it might be that at that time an Aston Martin isn't as much in demand as a Ferrari.

  4. Masahiro Ichikawa:

    The markets lack strong direction without incentives from the United States, where their markets were closed yesterday. Moves by Chinese shares and the yuan remain a key factor in the meantime.

  5. Manu Raju:

    One thing members don't lack is ambition, they're making this case privately. Several members have told me specifically they've gone directly to Nancy Pelosi to make their case.


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